About Me

I began rock climbing in SW England in the mid 60s. Since then I have climbed extensively in Britain and the Alps. I have climbed many of the classic routes and faces such as the Eiger north face, Walker Spur, Badile, Dru, Salbitschijen, Civetta, Cime Ouest... I have led/joined expeditions to Pakistan, India and Nepal, South and North America and lived several years in the south island of New Zealand.

My guiding career started in Leysin working for Pete Boardman at ISM in 1979, where I have instructed / guided every summer season since. I was a winter instructor at the National Centre for Scotland, Glenmore Lodge 1980-1984. I fully qualified as a Mountain Guide in 1984.

I was a field assistant for the British Antarctic Survey 1985-1986, ski instructor at the Ecole Suisse de Ski, Leysin 1986-1988 then off piste ski guiding in Tignes and Chamonix, France 1988-1991.

Ski touring has now become my main pre-occupation for the winter and spring along with a commitment to avalanche education, running courses with the European Avalanche School in La Grave, France.

I have been involved in the Aiglon College winter "expeditions" for over 20 years and many other youth/student groups. I am a qualified "Jeunesse et Sport" instructor/guide, a requirement in Switzerland for working with groups aged 11-18 years. Since 1991 I have been a full time resident in Leysin and am actively involved in the Leysin Mountain Rescue Team.